Evangeline Lilly Is Elfin in New HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG Trailer—-And Sexy In Real Life

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There’s a lot of exciting stuff going on in the new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Actually, that’s exciting news right there. The first in Peter Jackson’s new series--The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey–was kind of plodding. We endured, though, because we knew that the plot had gotten to the point where there would be some dragons and giant spiders in the next movie. We weren’t expecting Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the evil dragon Smaug, though. And fans of the original book will be surprised to see Evangeline Lilly lighting up the screen as elfin warrior Tauriel.

J.R.R. Tolkein fans won’t recognize the character. Tauriel was invented to help expand the Middle-earth fantasy world. The skilled fighter should be a nice role model for young gals in the audience. (Personally, we were pretty happy with the first Hobbit finding room for Rene Cataldo as the Goblin Goddess.) Also, the studio executives couldn’t have objected to seeing another young woman slinging a bow-and-arrow all Hunger Games stylee. See for yourself how well Evangeline does with the bowslinging…

And we’re very happy to see Evangeline Lilly in the role. We lost our hearts to her on the ABC show Lost, but that was a while ago. Now we’re getting a Mr. Spock fetish over her pointed ears. Of course, we say that respectfully, since Tauriel could kick our ass. She sure doesn’t seem intimidated by monstrous creatures who would send us screaming from a castle. We also enjoy knowing that Evangeline must have really enjoyed making this movie. She told us in a COED interview back in 2007 that she dreamed of retiring to New Zealand. Now she’s been paid to hang out there for a few months.

Evangeline also told us that she’s once did a trick with a flaming shooter to impress Clint Eastwood. We were impressed, and we’re sure not surprised to see Evangeline being a big-screen heroine. Even if she is small. Because she is an elf. In real life, the native Canadian is a perfectly respectable 5’6″, and these pics will get you smauging over every inch of her. We’re kind of making up that word, but we’d define “smauging” as huffing and puffing before getting all steamed up. Hey, this fantasy stuff is easy. Enjoy these shots of Evangeline while we get to work on our new epic trilogy…

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